Talks on menstruation are not normally broadcasted because of the assumptions associated with it. On our visit to Kodjonya Presby School in Odumase Krobo, girls had a hard expressing their concerns and questions about their periods. They have been made to believe that menstruating means to be dirty and thus the need to disassociate yourself from people in order not to disgrace yourself. How to properly care for themselves during their periods is one major challenge these girls face in addition to the unavailability of menstrual products. This is why Starlight Foundation and Adamfo Ghana gave them access to both disposable and reusable sanitary pads. With these in hand, they can use the disposable ones when they are not accessible to water whiles the reusable ones can be used anytime water is available.
Looking at the long term goal, we want to see our girls being able to take charge of their menstrual health and this can be possible when we allow them to express their thoughts and questions. For the authorities of Kodjonya Presby School, we’re grateful that they allowed these students and other specially-abled girls to experience a breakthrough in their knowledge during their periods. This is what we want to see in our homes too, break the silence on periods and allow every girl to feel confident especially when on their periods.
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